Dilemmas of Conservatism

Dilemmas of Conservatism - 1815 Dilemmas of conservatism o...

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1815: Dilemmas of conservatism o Anti-Napoleonic caricatures “Throwing napoleon into the dustbin of history”—easier said than done (visual: napoleon in a barrel) – however, it was hard to put all the changes, debate, liberalism brought by the revolution on hold and return to the old times. After 1815: Napoleonic armies, administration, police “the tyrant unmasked”—a dangerous message—notion that napoleon was one thing but unmasked was another. After 1815: more signs of tyranny—trying too hard to restore aristocracy, old grand ceremonies. After louis 18 th , charles 10, when he takes over, he decides to revive the grand the pre 1789 tradition of the grand coronation ceremony for himself. He even tried to revive “the royal touch” the power to heal with the hand during the ceremony. Very old, outdated notion. o (napoleon coronation—grabbed the crown from the pope in gesture of not being indebted to him or under his power) After 1815: more questioning of “surface appearance” The congress system o The congress of Vienna (1814-1815)—Britain, Prussia, Russia, Austria (large at the time—embodied Hungary, Venice, parts of Europe, 1815- 1830 great PowerBuilder. Metternich was sort of the leader of the thing.) – aim solidify the boundaries with France to make sure no other napoleon comes out of it. A new map of Europe—piedmont, takes the lead for unification of
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2008 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Soper during the Spring '07 term at UGA.

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